Sempervivum and Jovibarba forum: semp after bloom care

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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 3, 2013 3:29 PM CST
So my semps bloomed, flower stalks wilted, and I have removed them, and have also removed the dried up leaves..now I have a gaping hole. Is there anything else I should be removing? How does the growth of the remaining semps go..will they take over that space eventually? Blinking


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mick64
Sep 3, 2013 11:39 PM CST
me personally would remove everything and start again and make them less "clumpy" and more round and flat ....

But the hole will eventually close..
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banker07
Sep 4, 2013 1:52 AM CST
I would remove the rest of the roots of the bloomed mother - fill in a little fresh soil - and put some young offsets from the border to the hole;

the hole would fill without that - but it takes much longer;
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goldfinch4
Sep 4, 2013 5:21 AM CST

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I agree With Peter's method you'll barely even know the mother is gone.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Sep 4, 2013 9:22 AM CST
Thanks for all the inputs! Smiling
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valleylynn
Sep 4, 2013 11:33 AM CST

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I agree with Peter. The easiest and most pleasing result.

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